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College costs climb, yet again
by Education: News & Videos about Education - CNN.com
Oct 03, 2016
“Although more Americans are getting help from scholarships and tax breaks, the net cost of college is eating up a higher share of the typical family's income in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday.”
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The Getaway: 5 Ways to Make College Tours Fun Instead of Grueling
by NYT > Education
Sep 24, 2016
“Fall is here, and so is college tour season. Turn it into a vacation!”
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Your Money Adviser: A New Cost at College: Digital Access Codes
by NYT > Education
Sep 24, 2016
“The required purchase of online materials may require a digital access code, costing around $100. There is no buying a used copy, sharing or opting out.”
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Your Money: How to Pay for College With Less Stress
by NYT > Education
Sep 24, 2016
“An adviser has a four-step plan to prepare for the financial gantlet that is your child’s college education.”
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Teen makes toddler smoke weed
by CNN.com - RSS Channel - Mobile App Manual
Sep 24, 2016
“When you hear of peer-pressured pot smokers, you picture first-year college students or coming-of-age teens, not toddlers. That's why a video that police say Lamel Yancey of Arkansas uploaded to Facebook is causing furor online. It shows Yancey urging a diapered, 3-year-old to smoke a joint.”
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Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 24, 2016
“Hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit ...”
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump off on how colleges use endowments
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 24, 2016
“BOSTON (AP) — Donald Trump says colleges and universities should be using their endowments to make college more affordable but that too many are using "the money to pay their administrators or put donors' names on buildings or just store the money, keep it and invest it." But that's not exactly how endowments work.”
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Sean 'Diddy' Combs gives $1 million to alma mater Howard U.: 'I was blessed'
by Education
Sep 24, 2016
“The musician and entrepreneur, one of Howard University's most famous alumni, announced the gift from the state during his tour stop in D.C.”
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Student mumps case confirmed at U-Md.
by Education
Sep 24, 2016
“The University of Maryland is also tracking two suspected cases. The viral disease is contagious.”
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Days might be numbered for one of the nation’s largest college accreditors
by Education
Sep 22, 2016
“The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools has enacted reforms and brought in new leadership, but its detractors say it's too little, too late.”
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‘Fees Must Fall’: Anatomy of the Student Protests in South Africa
by NYT > Education
Sep 22, 2016
“Protests by university students flared up after a government proposal that university fees could increase as much as 8 percent next year.”
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Colleges Innovate to Help Students Succeed
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 22, 2016
“Stepping onto Georgia State University's Atlanta campus as a freshman, Tyler Mulvenna knew the odds of graduating were stacked against him. Mulvenna and two dozen of his peers interested in business spent the first semester taking four courses together plus a class focused on solving problems, tapping campus resources and living in Atlanta.”
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Oxford ranked world's top university, just as Brexit looms
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 22, 2016
“By Peter Hobson LONDON (Reuters) - The University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world and feeder for the British elite, has topped a global education ranking for the first time, but its vice-chancellor warned that Brexit could damage its long-term prospects. Oxford knocked the leader for the last five years, California Institute of Technology, into second place in the Times Higher Education's global league table, which also saw Chinese universities climb rapidly. Oxford, which educated four of the last six British prime ministers, ousted its U.S. rival after its research funding rose 10 percent and overall funding rose to 1.4 billion pounds, while the impact of its research increased, said Phil Baty, editor of the rankings.”
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S. Africa vows to end violent student protests
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 22, 2016
“The South African government vowed Thursday to end violent student protests against higher tuition fees, after days of clashes on campuses and disrupted classes across the country. "The destruction of property and the disruption of the academic programme does not address legitimate concerns of students," Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said in statement. Police fought running battles with protesters in Johannesburg on Wednesday, with students blockading roads, hurling rocks and damaging property at Wits University in the city centre.”
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The Road to Higher Education With an 'Invisible Disability'
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 22, 2016
“Rae Jacobson said she flunked out of two colleges and worked several “crummy” jobs before enrolling at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, one of two U.S. schools that exclusively serve students with dyslexia and other learning differences (LDs).”
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Amid scrutiny, for-profit colleges see enrollment slide
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 22, 2016
“Some of the nation's largest for-profit colleges are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid growing competition, new regulation and government pressure that led to the collapse this month of one of the industry's biggest players, ITT Technical Institute.”
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Trump says he would push universities to reduce tuition
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 22, 2016
“Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Thursday he would work with U.S. lawmakers if elected to tie federal funding and tax breaks for colleges and universities to a "good faith" commitment by them to lower tuition costs for students. "If universities want access to all of these federal tax breaks and tax dollars paid for by you," Trump told a rally in a Philadelphia suburb, "they have to make good faith efforts to reduce the cost of college." Trump did not offer specifics on how he would tie federal funding to changes in college tuition.”
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At top public universities, a mixed record for women in engineering
by Education
Sep 22, 2016
“The University of Virginia is a leader for women in engineering among public schools. But many flagships lag far behind.”
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Another racial slur found on campus where 'KKK' was spray-painted on a wall
by Education
Sep 22, 2016
“More than 100 students protested at Eastern Michigan University after the graffiti was found on a campus building.”
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How honeybee research improved your Internet experience
by Education
Sep 22, 2016
“Two university leaders point out that scientific exploration often has unforeseen benefits.”
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U. Kentucky is suing its student newspaper, trying to block sexual assault reporting
by Education
Sep 22, 2016
“The university has resorted to court action to keep information about victims private. The Kentucky Kernel says the school is interested in something else: protecting itself.”
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Kentucky governor can’t slash public university budget unless there’s a shortfall, state supreme court rules
by Education
Sep 22, 2016
“The court sided with the state attorney general in ruling that Gov. Matt Bevin overstepped his bounds by imposing a $41 million spending cut across Kentucky's nine colleges and universities.”
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Bipartisan Senate bill takes a carrot-and-stick approach to boosting college access, graduation rates
by Education
Sep 22, 2016
“The legislation would require some colleges to admit more low-income students or pay a fee to remain in the federal aid program.”
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Is the US government doing enough for ITT Tech students?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 21, 2016
“The Department of Education announced a partnership Monday to connect through an online platform former students of the now-defunct ITT Technical Institutes with financial aid and academic counselors, as the government faces criticism it has not done enough to help nearly 40,000 students of the for-profit school that abruptly closed two weeks ago. The federal agency has partnered with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and Beyond 12, which helps first-generation, low-income college students, to match students with counselors for free through NextStepsEdu.org, according to The Washington Post. The counselors will field questions from students by email, phone, and text messages about academic, financial aid and federal loan discharge options available.”
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Being an Uber driver is the perfect job for college students … says Uber
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 21, 2016
“Uber is recruiting college students. According to the rideshare company, working as an Uber driver is "perfect" for college students -- especially in Los Angeles -- because of scheduling flexibility.”
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Paying Off Twice Your Student Loan
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 19, 2016
“Earlier this summer, a Canadian reader, Kristen, voiced the “Unpopular Opinion” that she’s “tired of hearing about people’s student loan debt,” given her dogged efforts to pay for her own college tuition without loans and thus forgo “the ‘university life’ that I saw on TV: brick buildings, living on campus, and fun parties every weekend.” But a reader who grew up in poverty, Mary, responded to Kristen that “without those loans that I ‘chose’ to take out [while working as a single mother of three], I would likely still be working for minimum wage and living in poverty.””
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The Learning Network: Do College Rankings Really Matter?
by NYT > Education
Sep 19, 2016
“What are the advantages and disadvantages of consulting published lists of top colleges and universities?”
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South Africa to cap student fee hikes at 8 percent after protests
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 19, 2016
“South Africa has recommended that 2017 university tuition fee increases be capped at 8 percent, the higher education minister said on Monday, after waves of student protests demanding cuts or free education. The cap is higher than South Africa's current inflation rate of 6 percent and unlikely to quell the protests. Thirty-two students were arrested earlier this month after arsonists torched a law library at South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal following days of protests by students over grievances including the cost of tuition.”
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Colleges That Claim to Meet Full Financial Need
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 19, 2016
“For most parents, paying for college isn't easy; but some schools offer enough institutional dollars to students to offset expensive sticker prices.”
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Dual-enrollment high school programs are oversold, but they do have value
by Education
Sep 19, 2016
“Colleges should accept more credits from such courses.”
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Rape investigations up 52%, UNC says
by CNN.com - RSS Channel - Mobile App Manual
Sep 18, 2016
“Frustrated with the University of North Carolina's handling of sexual violence reports, five women took matters into their own hands in 2013 by going public with their stories and pursuing justice through other means.”
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Op-Ed Columnist: Why College Rankings Are a Joke
by NYT > Education
Sep 17, 2016
“Lists like U.S. News & World Report’s are too blunt and too blind to certain gems.”
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Circa Now: The Eternal Struggle of the Empty Nester
by NYT > Education
Sep 17, 2016
“For many whose children leave for college, landing on the proper spot of the Umbilical Cord/Cold Arctic Gale continuum can be tricky.”
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Wealth Matters: For College Athletes, Financial Coaching From Retired Pros
by NYT > Education
Sep 17, 2016
“Former players like the N.F.L.’s Bart Scott and the N.B.A.’s Antoine Walker use their experiences to help students face the future inside or outside sports.”
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University offers 'Deflategate' course
by CNN.com - RSS Channel - Mobile App Manual
Sep 17, 2016
“Most sports fans breathed a sigh of relief when the NFL saga known as "Deflategate" was finally put to rest two months ago.”
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Where Big Ten Schools Rank Among the 2017 U.S. News Best Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 17, 2016
“Big Ten Scores High Rankings”
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At D.C.’s Anacostia High School, police department builds a foundation
by Education
Sep 17, 2016
“The school’s Public Safety Academy lets students earn credits toward the cadet program and guarantees them enrollment in the University of the District of Columbia Community College.”
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'Stop trying to write my essay' - and other things high school seniors want to say to their parents
by Education
Sep 17, 2016
“Applying for college is stressful enough without intrusive parents.”
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City College Leader Didn’t Misuse Donation, Review Finds
by NYT > Education
Sep 15, 2016
“Lisa S. Coico did not overstep her authority when she used money from a fund traditionally earmarked for arts programming to pay adjunct salaries, an internal review has found.”
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Save Money by Spending Less Time in College
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 15, 2016
“The only thing growing more quickly than the sticker price on a college education may be the debate around the value of a degree -- particularly if a student takes on a big load of debt while majoring in something with no clear path to a decent job. With an eye toward giving families a way to save time and money, colleges and universities nationwide are offering accelerated degree programs that scoot students through in three years, allow them to get both a bachelor's and master's degree in four or five years, and provide a streamlined path through law school or medical school. Faith Finoli is "getting to finish my undergraduate and osteopathic medical degree in seven rather than eight years'' by choosing a three-year bachelor's in biology at Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania coupled with a D.O. degree that takes an additional four years from partner school Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.”
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5 Money Lessons Teens Should Learn Before They Go to College
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 15, 2016
“Only 20 states require high school students to take economics and even fewer -- 17 states -- require a personal finance class, according to the Council for Economic Education. "I think it comes down to three important elements, and the basic understanding of money, debt and compound interest," says Michael Martin, a financial advisor with Marius Wealth Management in New York City. "As parents nowadays, we give our kids way too much without them earning it," says Chad Slagle, president of Slagle Financial in Edwardsville, Illinois, and a father of four.”
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College operator ITT Educational Services plans bankruptcy: sources
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 15, 2016
“ITT's move comes after it said last week it would shut its 137 technical college campuses in 39 states, where roughly 35,000 students are enrolled and 8,000 employees work, as a result of the U.S. Department of Education decision. ITT has hired restructuring consultants Alvarez & Marsal LLC and bankruptcy law firm Faegre Baker Daniels LLP to prepare for the filing, the sources said this week. ITT Educational Services and spokespeople at Alvarez & Marsal and Faegre Baker Daniels did not immediately return a request for comment.”
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The Learning Network: Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces and Microaggressions: Discussing Questions of Freedom of Speech on Campus
by NYT > Education
Sep 14, 2016
“In this lesson we offer ideas to help high school students address the question, “How can colleges and universities best balance a need to foster intellectual discourse about difficult topics with a need to protect students who may feel marginalized for some reason?””
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US billionaire echoes Rhodes with China scholarship
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 14, 2016
“A US billionaire's giant gift to one of China's top universities for a programme echoing Oxford's Rhodes Scholarships comes as the country seeks to boost its schools' prestige while tightening ideological control in classrooms. Tsinghua University in Beijing inaugurated its new Schwarzman College at the weekend, named after the co-founder of the Blackstone hedge fund Stephen Schwarzman, who donated $100 million and raised $350 million more to start the scheme. The programme, a fully funded one-year master's degree intended to foster understanding of China, is in some ways reminiscent of the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford.”
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Should the government forgive debt students racked up at ITT Tech?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 14, 2016
“Former students at the now-shuttered for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institutes are staging a protest by refusing to repay their student loans to the government, hoping to persuade federal authorities to to cancel the debt of those who allegedly suffered fraud at the hands of the school’s predatory system. Some 100 protesters have initiated a “debt strike” after the federal government banned the institution from enrolling students who would pay with the help of federal financial aid, leading ITT Tech to close its doors for good, The Washington Post reports. The Department of Education suggested that ITT's roughly 40,000 former students consider transferring their credits to another school or seeking loan forgiveness.”
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'Tonight's the type of night that makes fathers afraid to send their daughters away’: Fraternity suspended for email
by Education
Sep 14, 2016
“A fraternity at the University of Richmond has been suspended after an email containing offensive language was sent to about 100 students.”
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ITT Tech parent company to cease all operations
by Education
Sep 14, 2016
“ITT Educational Services, the parent company of ITT Technical Institutes, is ceasing all operations Friday, a week after closing the doors at the national chain of for-profit colleges.”
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D.C. charter school wins $10 million prize to redesign high school
by Education
Sep 14, 2016
“Washington Leadership Academy is one of 10 campuses nationwide to win a first-of-its-kind “Super School” award.”
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College Admissions Deans, Counselors Talk How to Get In
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 13, 2016
“As a college admissions officer for nearly 30 years, Diane Anci has grown used to fielding questions from high school students anxious to improve their chances of being accepted. Anci, vice president for enrollment management at Kenyon College in Ohio, says it makes her "so sad" to think applicants are "manipulating their whole life" to fit what they think she wants. Every admissions officer invited by U.S. News to offer tips on standing out from the crowd insists that the key is not to reverse-engineer your life to fit some imagined ideal but to instead do the best possible job of presenting your true self.”
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See the 2017 Best Liberal Arts Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 13, 2016
“Top 20 Liberal Arts Colleges”
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Princeton, Williams Top 2017 U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 13, 2016
“To find the college that's the best fit, prospective students and their families can turn to the 2017 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, released today. Under the rankings methodology, eligible schools are divided into different categories such as National Universities and Regional Colleges, and evaluated on up to 15 indicators of academic excellence, such as freshman retention, faculty resources and graduation rates -- to name a few. Among National Universities, which emphasize research and offer bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs, Princeton University in New Jersey once again took No. 1, Massachusetts' Harvard University remained in second place and the University of Chicago moved up one spot to tie with Yale University in Connecticut for third place.”
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10 Most, Least Expensive Private Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 13, 2016
“The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or grad school search.”
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'No-brainer' to move championship games from North Carolina -NCAA
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 13, 2016
“By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept 13 (Reuters) - The decision to move seven college championship sporting events out of North Carolina due to a state law deemed discriminatory to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people was a "proverbial no-brainer," the president of the governing body for U.S. college athletics said on Tuesday. The National Collegiate Athletic Association's move to relocate the games, including two rounds of the prominent Division I men's basketball tournament set for Greensboro in March, came after the National Basketball Association last month yanked its 2017 All-Star Game from the state in protest of the law. "Fairness and inclusion are right at the heart of what the NCAA does and what universities do," NCAA President Mark Emmert said on "CBS This Morning." "And so for our university presidents, this was the proverbial no-brainer." North Carolina in March became the only state in the country to require transgender people to use bathrooms in government buildings and public schools that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate.”
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve
by NYT > Education
Sep 10, 2016
“Turning college into a zero-sum game hurts their chances of succeeding after graduation.”
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College students asks mom for beer money on ‘College GameDay,’ gets over 2,000 Venmo donations
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 12, 2016
“Ask and you shall receive. That is, if your name is Sam Crowder, and you're asking your mom for beer money. Over 2,000 people took to Venmo and sent Sam Crowder beer money, including Venmo itself, who chipped in a not-too-shabby $50.”
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Ask an Economist: How Can Today’s College Students Future-Proof Their Careers?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 12, 2016
“It is by now close to certain that there are millions of people currently in high school and college who are fine-tuning their skills for steady-looking careers that will, following technological breakthroughs, dissipate by the time they retire. A 2013 study out of Oxford—the one that’s most frequently cited in any discussion of the future of labor—estimated that just shy of half of American jobs were at risk of being swallowed up by advances in automation. In anticipation of changes like this, is there anything that today’s college students can do now to future-proof their careers?”
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On Campus: Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces and Free Speech, Too
by NYT > Education
Sep 12, 2016
“A little heads-up about uncomfortable and complex topics isn’t coddling. It helps students engage with one another.”
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Good News Liberal-Arts Majors: Your Peers Probably Won’t Outearn You Forever
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 12, 2016
“Six years ago, Andy Anderegg’s decision to major in English looked like an economic sacrifice. When she left academia in 2010, with a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Kansas, the first job she landed was a Groupon Inc. writing gig paying all of $33,000 a year. Today, at age 30, she is executive editor at Soda Media Inc., a Seattle creator of online content, and building up her own digital-media consulting practice.”
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2017 Best Colleges Preview: Top 25 National Universities
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 12, 2016
“Applying to college is a journey that involves finding the right school, submitting applications and then -- if you're lucky -- choosing among the acceptance letters and financial aid awards to find that place you'll call home for the next few years.”
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When School Feels Like Prison
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 12, 2016
“In December 2012, a Senate subcommittee was convened to examine the school-to-prison pipeline, a national trend in which overly punitive school discipline policies push students out of school and into the criminal-justice system. Among the witnesses at the first-ever congressional hearing on this issue was Edward Ward, at the time an honor-roll student in his sophomore year at DePaul University and a recent graduate of Orr Academy on the West Side of Chicago. He offered an eye-opening first-hand account of his high-school experience. “From the moment we stepped through the doors in the morning, we were faced with metal detectors, X-ray machines, and uniformed security,” said Ward, describing a high-poverty, majority-black campus “where many young people … feel unwelcome and under siege.” Far from an aberration, what Ward depicts—public schools serving primarily black and other nonwhite students that rely on more restrictive security—is quite common, according to a new research paper from Jason P. Nance, an associate professor of law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Nance set out to find if there was a proliferation of school security following highly publicized school shootings like the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He discovered that many schools had intensified their security and surveillance of students, but the practice was not equally applied. Rather, schools with a preponderance of students of color within the school building were more inclined to adopt strict surveillance practices—metal detectors, locked gates, security cameras, random sweeps, and school police. In the first empirical analysis of its kind, Nance gained authorization to access a restricted database from the U.S. Department of Education—the School Survey on Crime and Safety conducted in 2009-10 and 2013-14—to examine school security methods pre- and post- the Newtown school massacre. He found a clear and consistent pattern, even after controlling for a host of variables that might explain the presence of stricter student surveillance, such as school crime, neighborhood crime, school disorder (disciplinary or behavioral problems on campus), and other student demographics and school characteristics. “After controlling for all those things, I still found that the concentration of students of color was a predictor of whether or not schools decided to rely on more intense [security] measures,” said Nance, referring to black, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American children. “I questioned why that was [and] it seemed like race was playing a factor in these decisions.” His research carefully documents the degree to which race influenced surveillance decisions. Nance used logistic regression models—a statistical method for analyzing a dataset—to predict the odds of a school using a particular combination of security options. The study suggests that as the portion of students of color in the school increased, so did the odds that the school would rely on more intense surveillance methods. In schools where students of color accounted for more than half of the student body, the probability of the school using a mix of metal detectors, school police and security guards, locked gates, and random sweeps was two to 18 times greater than at schools where the nonwhite population was less than 20 percent. “Schools with higher concentrations of [students of color],” he concluded, “are more inclined to rely on heavy-handed measures to maintain order than other schools facing similar crime and discipline issues.””
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Enrollments surge at historically black colleges amid rise in racial tensions
by Education
Sep 11, 2016
“"Simply put, as we see young black people chant 'Black Lives Matter' in the streets, their actions clearly indicate that black colleges matter as well."”
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ITT Tech shutters campuses after federal aid sanctions
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 10, 2016
“The for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services is shutting down its campuses days after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid. The company, which operates vocational schools, announced “with profound regret” in a statement Tuesday that it is ending academic operations at all of its more than 130 campuses across 38 states. ITT Educational Services says it was forced to take the action after the U.S. Department of Education issued sanctions Aug. 25, including a ban on enrolling new students who rely on federal financial aid.”
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2017 Best Colleges Preview: Top 10 National Liberal Arts Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 10, 2016
“Applying to college is a journey that involves finding the right school, submitting applications and then -- if you're lucky -- choosing among the acceptance letters and financial aid awards to find that place you'll call home for the next few years.”
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Blackstone's Schwarzman launches ambitious scholars program in China
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 10, 2016
“When Blackstone Group Co-founder and Chief Executive Stephen Schwarzman was asked by the president of China's elite Tsinghua University to design a major initiative for the school, the private equity billionaire decided to aim high. Schwarzman hit upon the idea of creating a one-year Master's degree program, the Schwarzman Scholars, to bring together 200 "future leaders" from China and the world in a hothouse environment of academics, cultural immersion and dialogue. Schwarzman, in Beijing this week to launch the program at the newly built Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University, will be flanked at an inaugural ceremony on Saturday by U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd and Chinese government officials.”
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Editorial: Late to the Fight Against Predator Schools
by NYT > Education
Sep 08, 2016
“Regulators need to act sooner in cases where students are victimized by for-profit colleges.”
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2017 Best Colleges Preview: Top 10 Public Universities
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 08, 2016
“Applying to college is a journey that involves finding the right school, submitting applications and then -- if you're lucky -- choosing among the acceptance letters and financial aid awards to find that place you'll call home for the next few years.”
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10 Colleges That Have Produced Most Active NFL Players
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 08, 2016
“From College to the Pros”
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ITT Educational Services Closes Campuses
by NYT > Education
Sep 07, 2016
“The move by the for-profit educational company — which cited strict new federal rules — leaves thousands of students and employees with few options.”
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Woman admits to role in kidnapping of 2 college students
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 07, 2016
“ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has admitted to her role in the kidnapping and torture of two college students.”
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British university rankings slip amid Brexit questions
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 07, 2016
“As Britain continues forward with its narrowly voted-in referendum to exit the European Union, one of the most recent side-effects of the controversial decision has been the impact on the United Kingdom’s higher education system, as uncertainty sets in over long-term research funding and the unknown impact of potential immigration practices. In the latest rankings of international higher education institutions, 38 of the 48 British universities in the top 400 worldwide fell overall, with the University of Cambridge dropping from its spot in the top three for the first time since the QS World University Rankings began back in 2004. Cambridge, University of Oxford, University College London, and Imperial College London remained in the international top ten, but overall, British institutions took a hit, especially compared to the consistent rise of both American and Chinese universities.”
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ITT Tech's Road to Closure
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 07, 2016
“NEWS BRIEF The company behind ITT Technical Institute, the chain of for-profit schools in the United States, will shut down all of its campuses following financial sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education.”
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ITT Tech closes all campuses after federal aid sanctions
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 07, 2016
“The for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services is shutting down its campuses days after the U.S. Department of Education banned it from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.”
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WHY IT MATTERS: Education
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 07, 2016
“WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars are spent each year on the country's public schools. The U.S. has record-high graduation rates, 82 percent, but also stubborn achievement gaps and dismally lagging math and reading scores compared with other countries. And university degrees are leaving millions mired in debt. Few issues touch the lives of families like the state of education.”
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Campuses Cautiously Train Freshmen Against Subtle Insults
by NYT > Education
Sep 06, 2016
“Many orientation programs now cover “microaggressions” in addition to addressing issues of diversity and sexual consent.”
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2017 Best Colleges Preview: Top 10 Best Value Schools
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 06, 2016
“For the majority of prospective college students and their families, cost is a major factor in determining which schools are viable options. Knowing which schools are best buys -- which colleges provide students receiving financial aid with the highest quality education for the lowest price -- is imperative.”
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Nobel Assembly seeks resignation of two members over scandal: agency
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 06, 2016
“The assembly that awards the Nobel Prize for medicine will demand the resignation of two of its judges as a result of a scandal around a surgeon accused of scientific negligence, local news agency TT said on Tuesday. Anders Hamsten had previously resigned from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet over the employment of stem-cell surgeon Paulo Macchiarini. Harriet Wallberg, who headed the university when Macchiarini was hired, was fired from her current job as head of the Swedish Higher Education Authority on Monday.”
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Put it on my card...or not
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 05, 2016
“If people put everything from groceries to gas on credit cards to earn rewards, why not college tuition? Many colleges and universities let you pay with plastic, and some people do. But it can be a very ...”
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A new school year begins with changes, innovations, new facilities
by Education
Sep 05, 2016
“Districts across the Washington region expand to deal with growing student populations, aim to offer new programs geared toward preparation for college and careers.”
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The Learning Network: Article of the Day | ‘Georgetown University Plans Steps to Atone for Slave Past’
by NYT > Education
Sep 02, 2016
“Do companies and organizations that thrived from slavery in the United States owe a debt of responsibility to the descendants of those slaves?”
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Teaching How to Write Psychology Abstracts While Exploring Themes in News Articles
by NYT > Education
Sep 02, 2016
“Our week of Reader Ideas continues with a post about helping college students learn to write psychology abstracts based on Times articles about courageous people.”
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Editorial: Georgetown Confronts Its Ugly Past
by NYT > Education
Sep 02, 2016
“The university’s efforts to acknowledge its role in enslaving African-American men, women and children are a good start, but more should be done.”
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Georgetown University Plans Steps to Atone for Slave Past
by NYT > Education
Sep 02, 2016
“The school, which in 1838 profited from the sale of 272 slaves, plans to award preferential status in the admissions process to descendants of slaves.”
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Mad about Brock Turner's sentence? It's not uncommon
by CNN.com - RSS Channel - Mobile App Manual
Sep 02, 2016
“Too lenient is how critics condemned the six-month jail sentence for Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer convicted of three felonies for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.”
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Philippines wants mandatory drug tests for college admissions
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 02, 2016
“By Neil Jerome Morales MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is stepping up President Rodrigo Duterte's battle on drugs with incoming college freshmen set to face tests for illegal drug use from next year, an education official said on Friday. A wave of 2,400 killings unleashed in a war on drugs since Duterte came to power two months ago has gained popular support in the Southeast Asian nation, but has alarmed the United Nations and the United States, Manila's close ally. The government seeks to make drug testing a requirement for all incoming college students, said Julito Vitriolo, the executive director of the Commission on Higher Education.”
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Georgetown plans to apologize for its role in slavery
by Education
Sep 02, 2016
“A report on slavery and the Catholic university examines how the school benefited from the sale of 272 slaves in 1838.”
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At Georgetown University, a family reunion 178 years after fateful slave sale
by Education
Sep 02, 2016
“A group of descendants of slaves sold by the university in 1838 emerges to assert its place within the community of the Catholic university.”
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Some Colleges Choose to Slash, Freeze Tuition
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 01, 2016
“For parents and students who struggle with ever-increasing college costs, a reduction in price or a tuition freeze holds the promise of budget relief. -- Some states are freezing tuition rates at public institutions. The University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill, similar to other schools in the UNC system, for example, will offer a tuition freeze to its incoming in-state freshmen this year because of a recent move by its state legislature.”
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Clinton Wants to Spend Billions on Mental Health, and the GOP May Just Agree
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Sep 01, 2016
“There isn’t much that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republicans can agree on, whether it’s tax policy, Social Security, immigration policy or college tuition assistance. House Speaker ...”
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$76 Where There Should Be $600,000: Missing City College Donation Prompts Inquiry
by NYT > Education
Aug 30, 2016
“The account is part of the holdings of the institution’s principal fund-raising arm, whose finances, as well as those of the college’s president, are already under scrutiny.”
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Turkey's post-coup purges shake higher education
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 30, 2016
“By Seda Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - With the summer holiday almost over, computer science student Hande Tekiner should be gearing up for a year of cram sessions and late-night homework. Instead, she may have nowhere to return to, as her university was shut after Turkey's failed coup. Authorities have closed 15 universities and around 1,000 secondary schools linked to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for the July 15 attempted putsch.”
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 9 | On ‘Power Napping on Campus’
by NYT > Education
Aug 29, 2016
“The work of our winner, Sarah Ouslander, and a list of the eight runners-up and 22 honorable mentions who also impressed our judges this week.”
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For-profit college banned from taking students with federal aid
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 28, 2016
“ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit chain of colleges with more 40,000 students, was dealt a severe blow from the US government on Thursday. Officials from the US Department of Education announced that the vocational institute could no longer enroll students that had access to federal financial aid. ITT, which depends on such students for a large portion of its revenue, has been under investigation for months for its accounting and recruiting practices.”
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10 Colleges That Have Produced the Most Millionaires
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 26, 2016
“Where Millionaires Got Their Degrees”
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Partial win in fight over North Carolina transgender bathroom law
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 27, 2016
“WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - North Carolina's university system must allow two transgender students and a transgender employee to use bathrooms matching their gender identity, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday, in a partial victory for those fighting the state's restrictive restroom law. Most transgender people in North Carolina, however, will still be bound by the law adopted in March that requires them to use bathrooms in government buildings and public schools that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate. Bathroom access has become a flashpoint in the battle over transgender rights in the United States.”
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A debate over U-Va.'s investment fund, and the university's role in Virginia
by Education
Aug 27, 2016
“State lawmakers met with University of Virginia leaders to get answers about a $2.2 billion investment fund.”
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University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness
by NYT > Education
Aug 26, 2016
“A letter to incoming freshmen professed no support for “trigger warnings” or limits on what kinds of speech should be condoned on campus.”
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ITT Tech banned from taking new students with federal aid
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 26, 2016
“The U.S. Department of Education has banned the for-profit college chain ITT Educational Services from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid.”
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Nobody Wins When Colleges Hire Too Many Part-Time Professors
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Aug 26, 2016
“Three years ago, when Megan Debin was an adjunct art history professor in Los Angeles, she taught four classes at four campuses—but the toughest challenge she faced wasn’t the three or four hours a day she spent navigating gridlock to get to class.”
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Don't ask us for trigger warnings or safe spaces, the University of Chicago tells freshmen
by Education
Aug 26, 2016
“The dean of the College at the University of Chicago sent a letter to incoming freshmen emphasizing the school's commitment to free speech, even if that speech might be upsetting to some students.”
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How the University of California and other public schools use reserve funds to keep pace
by Education
Aug 26, 2016
“The University of California and others keep large pools of cash on hand for projects -- and fiscal emergencies.”
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